Spring 2018 RDI® Professional Training Online-US @ Online Training
May 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to attend RDI® professional training but couldn’t make the trip to Houston? RDIconnect® is happy to announce that we will be offering our professional training course completely online for U.S. residents this Spring. This 12-week training course is the first step to becoming an RDI® Certified Consultant.

Live outside of the United States? Check out our other training centers here.

Every Monday Starting
March 26 – June 18, 2018
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (CST)

RDI® Professional Training Part 1 focuses on the theoretical foundations of Relationship Development Intervention as they apply to neural development, communication, early childhood development, etiology and pathogenesis and myths vs. science. 

RDI onlineCourse Scope

The following topics are covered through lecture, role play, analysis and discussion:

  • Autism Pathogenesis
  • Dynamic Intelligence
  • Goals and Objectives of the RDI® Program
  • The RDI® Learning Community and peer support
  • General consulting principles
  • Productive client communication: maintaining boundaries, scheduling, developing responsibility
  • Contracts, sensitive clinical interviewing and avoiding the ‘instant expert’ trap
  • Guiding opportunities: choosing activities, role authenticity, mindful decision making
  • Creating assignments for families
  • Framing, scaffolding and productive support
  • Regulatory patterns
  • Relationship Development Assessment
  • Much more!

This online course will take place on Mondays from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm (CST).  March 26 – June 18, 2018
For more information, please request a certification packet by contacting

RDI® Professional Training Mexico
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The next training dates for RDI® Professional Training in Mexico have been announced!                            

When: Tuesdays, April 3- June 19, 2018
Time: 7-9 pm CST
Where: Online
Contact: Claudia Andreessen

For more information, go here.

Webinar: Limit Setting Part 3 – How to set limits with Your Child
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday May 29 at 6 pm CST

Parent to Parent with Kat Lee continues with part 3 ( and the last) in our series on Limit Setting with special guest RDI Program Certified Consultant Lisa Palasti. Join us for Lisa’s powerful presentation on HOW to set limits.

Summer 2018 RDI® Professional Training Canada @ Online
May 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The next training dates for RDI® Professional Training in Canada have been announced!                            

When: May 30th at 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST for 12 weeks
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Where: Online
Contact: Lisa Palasti

For more information, go here.

Webinar: Book study on “Developing Through Relationships” by Alan Fogel
May 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE …. A new book study on “Developing Through Relationships” by Alan Fogel.  Many thanks go to Vicki Parnell who will be hosting this book study!

This accessible book explains how individuals develop through their relationships with others. Alan Fogel demonstrates that human development is driven by a social dynamic process called co-regulation—the creative interaction of individuals to achieve a common goal.   This book was one of our “hot list” books in the earlier days of RDI and was really helpful in further developing our understanding of RDI and development.

The study will run on line beginning May 30th at 11:30 am CST.   Participants can receive CEU credits for attending all the webinars.  If they do not attend each webinar, they must respond to the reflection questions embedded in the recordings and submit to Dr Sheely at your date of renewal for re-certification.    Please come to the first webinar with the first 3 chapters read.  Therefore, don’t delay, get your book right away!

May 30: 


Chapter 1: Introduction and perspective

Chapter 2: The Origins of Communication, Self and Culture

Chapter 3: The Communication System: Co-regulation and Framing

June 27: 

Chapter 4: The Communication System: History and Metaphor

Chapter 5: A Model of Communication: Meaning and Information

July 25:

Chapter 6: The Formation of Relationships: Creating New Meaning

Chapter 7: The Formation of Relationships: Differences Between Dyads

August 29: 

Chapter 8: The Self in Relation: Embodied Cognition

Chapter 9: The Self in Relation: Self and Other

September 26:

Chapter 10: Culture as Communication: Stability and Change

Chapter 11: Conclusions and Implications

Discussion of the implications and take-aways for our work with families

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